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5 THINGS - FLAMES @ KINGS

The Flames wrap up their season series with the Kings tonight in L.A.

by IAN GUSTAFSON @NHLFlames / calgaryflames.com

Flames (35-31-10: 80 pts.) @ Kings (41-28-7: 89 pts.)

8:30 p.m. MT | TV: Sportsnet West | Radio: Sportsnet 960 The FAN

Season Series: 2-0-1

All-Time Regular Season Series Record vs. Kings: 121-90-21-6

Flames Road Record: 20-13-6

Kings Home Record: 19-14-3

Current leading scorers:

Flames

Points: Johnny Gaudreau (82)

Goals: Sean Monahan (31)

Kings

Points: Anze Kopitar (86)

Goals: Kopitar (33)

 

1. US

The Flames fell 5-1 to the Sharks on Saturday afternoon in San Jose. Trailing 2-0 in the first period, Michael Stone scored the lone goal for the Flames. In his first start since March 9, David Rittich made 28 saves against the Sharks.

 

2. THEM

The Kings are now tied for the last wild card spot in the Western Conference with the St. Louis Blues after losing to the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday. After going down 2-0 in the first period, Jake Muzzin scored his eighth of the year to get his team on the scoreboard. In the second, after Connor McDavid put the Oilers up 3-1, Jeff Carter netted the Kings second of the game to inch closer. The Kings made a push in the third period but were unable to get the game-tying goal. Jonathan Quick made 24 saves on the night.

 

3. US vs. THEM

Monday night's matchup with the Kings will be the fourth and final matchup between the Flames and Kings. The Flames will be looking to add another victory to the season series that they lead 2-0-1 ... The last time these two teams met was on Jan. 24, when the Flames lost 2-1 in overtime with Tanner Pearson notching the game winner… Two of the three times these teams met this season have gone to overtime.

 

4. THIS, THAT AND THE OTHER

This: This is the second last road game of the season for the Flames and the last before a three-game home stand… That: Michael Frolik is approaching a career milestone sitting at 197 assists … The Other: The Flames will have the chance to keep the Kings playoff chances on hold while snapping a five-game losing streak.

 

5. PLAYERS TO WATCH

Flames: Micheal Ferland

Ferland has three points in three games againt the Kings this season. 

Kings: Anze Kopitar

Kopitar leads the Kings in goals, assists, and points this campaign.

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